Allan Taylor regained his place on the World Snooker Tour in August 2020 following his victory at the Challenge Tour Play-Off in Sheffield.
Having finished in seventh place on the Challenge Tour Ranking List, the Englishman defeated Oliver Brown (from 3-1 down), Jake Nicholson and Adam Duffy 4-0 in the final to secure his return to the circuit after a year away.
Taylor first tried snooker at the age of seven and eventually turned professional in 2013 by virtue of his position on the PTC Order of Merit. He would stay on tour for an initial six-year period, retaining his place in 2015 through his results at European Tour events and subsequently coming through Q School in 2017.
He has reached the last 32 stage of a professional ranking event on 12 occasions, reaching a career-high ranking to date of 75 in October 2018.
At the 2020 World Championship qualifiers, Taylor recorded career-high breaks of 145 and 134 during a 6-1 victory against Lee Walker, surpassing his previous best of 133.
During the 2019/20 season Taylor also acted as Master of Ceremonies for WST at the season’s Home Nations Series tournaments.